Published: Friday, 15 March 2013
Mike Fulton

Three of the UK's largest boatbuilders are set to host their own boat show. Princess Motor Yacht Sales, Sunseeker and Fairline have decided to join forces and launch this boat show at Swanwick Marina over the weekend of May 17 to 19.

The show will feature a minimum of five boats from each brand, with 12 boats in the water and three vessels on the hard-standing.

Colin Capewell, MD of Princess Motor Yacht Sales, said there will be additional new and used boats on display, depending on stock availability. This free show will also see the world launch of the Princess V48 and there will be engine manufacturers and lending companies on hand to offer advice to existing boat owners and those new to boating.

Capewell added that the show was the outcome of talks between himself, James Barke of Fairline dealer Essex Boatyards, and Chris Head of Sunseeker. He said: "Rather than potential buyers having to hop all over the place to compare different boats of the same build quality, here they can see three great British brands side by side in an unpressurised setting."

If the show is a success then it may become an annual event or even a mobile show replicated in different destinations three or four times a year.